The made in Italy excellence remains
The curtain fell on the Milan Fashion Week, the week in which the fashion district gather all the biggest houses in the world to present the new autumn / winter 2015/16 collections. What remains? Many notes of color, feelings, beautiful atmospheres, but also small disappointments.
But first things first. According to tradition, the fashion streets of Milan have animated and strange characters that bring liveliness, eccentricity and of course color. The famous Milanese Street Style raised up from young designers and bloggers from around the world – A show within the show!
More representative of the show was surely those of the great designers, who like always amaze the experts work and who follows them with love.
Gucci, with their new creative director Alessandro Michele, has left its mark. Not the past nor the future, but the present, and does so by drawing a metropolitan woman well at this age. Their message is so simple, yet surprises everyone. The whole collection is bold and interesting.
Some of the shows most beautiful? Transmitting above all the emotions of the shows first moment, we start with Versace. Red, black, yellow and green colors offer a real woman clothes she can wear all day. The designs brought the return of the wide leg pants and large buckles, 70’s style, but this was also a common choice of other great designers. The preponement return of the seventies – at least in style and with the necessary revisions.
We also saw the introduction of emoticons, the smiley faces now that we use in everyday life, in clothes, shoes and bags.
Dolce and Gabbana gave hymn to all mothers with model Bianca Balti being pregnant and beautiful. All models paraded with their infant children in their arms, to the tune of Viva’s mom Edward Jackson, the text of which has been translated into 14 languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Korean, and it gave homage to guests of the seguitissimo event. The two great designers wanted to send a message of love, because as they said to attendees, “fashion is cold if you do not tell a story, if you do not show your feelings.”
Emporio Armani, as usual, has left everyone speechless. The Armani woman is feminine, but not above a somewhat male resemblance.
Also on display are elegant skirts that graze the knee and trousers that leave the ankles to be discovered.
A unique and distinctive element that turns the ruffles can be found not only in the skirts, but also in the belts and bags.
The final impression? I told you at the beginning. There is a hint of disappointment. Perhaps because, in the year of the Expo, the universal exposition, we expected something more. Be clear, Made in Italy remains as excellence in fashion world, but perhaps lacked a little courage in drawing a clear trend for the coming months. It will be the sign of the times…the confusion that we live.
By, Noemi Guerriero
Noemi loves fashion, photography, travel…and her dachshunds. She lives in Avellino, Naples and Milan, and frequently writes for her own fashion blog: Noemi Guerriero – Fashion Style. Here on Italia Living she shares some of her expertise on Italian fashion, as well as covering on location fashion events in Milan – and an occasional “non-fashion” topic.